A car struck and killed two children on their way to an elementary school in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Monday morning, police said.
The crash happened around 8 a.m. at the intersection of Riverdale and Taylor roads, the Riverdale Park Police Department said. The children were going to nearby Riverdale Elementary School at the time, police said.
Doctors took the children to a hospital in critical condition, and they later died, police said.
Police said the driver involved remained at the scene.
Video shows police tape around the intersection, which is a four-way stop directly across from the school’s parking lot and main entrance. A large, black van sat within the taped-off area. It is still unclear whether it was the car that was involved in the accident. A few meters away from the van, a rucksack could be seen lying on a pavement.
Officers have closed the intersection while they investigate.
After the crash, Riverdale Elementary School told parents they could pick up their children from school if they wanted, and many children could be seen lining up outside to be checked out for the day, News4’s Paul Wagner reported.
No further information about the victims or what happened was immediately available.
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